Ancient genomes from North Africa evidence prehistoric migrations to the Maghreb from both the Levant and Europe

  title={Ancient genomes from North Africa evidence prehistoric migrations to the Maghreb from both the Levant and Europe},
  author={Rosa Fregel and Fernando Luis Mendez and Youssef Bokbot and Dimas Mart{\'i}n-Socas and Mar{\'i}a Dolores Camalich-Massieu and Jonathan Santana and Jacob Morales and Mar{\'i}a C. {\'A}vila-Arcos and Peter A. Underhill and Beth Shapiro and Genevieve L. Wojcik and Morten Rasmussen and Andr{\'e} E. R. Soares and Joshua D Kapp and Alexandra Sockell and Francisco Javier Rodr{\'i}guez-Santos and Abdeslam Mikdad and Aioze Trujillo-Mederos and Carlos D. Bustamante},
The extent to which prehistoric migrations of farmers influenced the genetic pool of western North Africans remains unclear. Archaeological evidence suggests the Neolithization process may have happened through the adoption of innovations by local Epipaleolithic communities, or by demic diffusion from the Eastern Mediterranean shores or Iberia. Here, we present the first analysis of individuals’ genome sequences from early and late Neolithic sites in Morocco, as well as Early Neolithic… 
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